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I "know" nothing. And neither do you.

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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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The Cosmos is full of contrdictions.




posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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And hiding behind such words doesn't hide to truth from anyone but yourself.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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Do you just not understand the message or do you choose not to hear it? If you do not understand, I will attempt to rectify the communication. If you choose not to hear the communication, then that is your choice.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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You contradicted yourself. Then attempted to cover it up with a comment about the universe containing many contradictions. If you cannot see this. You "know" nothing worth learning. It's really as simple as that. To put it bluntly.

If you had meant otherwise you would have clarified or at least ammended. You did not.

[edit on 22-8-2010 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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I disagree with you regarding most of what you say. You love argument. I find argument irrelevant. We are at two different places on our journey. We see different vista. Each surely as great as the other. I am presently bored with this argumentative tone. I wish you well and in peace I shall leave you. Namaste



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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Good day sir. But I will say you're wrong. But neither will I back down. Have fun backing off and blaming me for it. Classic projection. I do wish you well on your search for enlightenment. But a small word of advice is that you really should stop excusing yourself while judging others.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Wow! I have a pin up of a print out with the exact same words by Socrates;

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.The only true wisdom is in knowing you really know nothing. I am the wisest man alive, for i know one thing, and that is that i know nothing

Wel. that sums it up.

Hats off to you for reaching this place in your path to enlightenment.
There is more ahead!




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Meh. Enlightenment. It has become the equivilent of the "Grace" of ages past. I don't seek enlightenment. Only to understand. Which also means understanding my limits and not ignoring them.



The well-known, paradoxical translation of οἶδα οὐκ εἰδώς, oída ouk eidós misses the point of the statement. It literally means "I know as a non knowing" or "I know that I don't know". The phrase "I know that I know nothing" would be translated into Ancient Greek as "οἶδα οὐδὲν εἰδώς" (oída oudén eidós Greek pronunciation: /ɔída oudén eidɔ́ːs/).

The impreciseness of the English translation stems from the fact that the author is not saying that he does not know anything but means instead that one cannot know anything with absolute certainty but can feel confident about certain things; it could perhaps better be rendered "I know, through not knowing."

SOURCE

[edit on 24-8-2010 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



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